London Business School

Course Introduction

The unique Economics programme is designed around two key features ? a small number of focused courses provided in areas in which the subject area specialises, and a small cadre of students who form a close working relationship amongst themselves and with the Economics faculty. A feature of our programme is the very high faculty-student ratio and this is encouraged through our selection process by choosing students who express a mature interest in working in an area in which faculty specialise.

Students work closely with their supervisor, gain access to leading international conferences and are closely monitored and assisted through the all-important job market experience. The Economics subject area has an outstanding international reputation in key areas of research such as game theory and decision theory, industrial economics, political economy, international macroeconomics and finance, business cycles (both theory and econometrics) as well as fiscal and monetary policy. The Economics faculty is very well published in leading international journals as well as experienced in offering practical advice to a range of governments and institutions.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
5 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Home Fees
5 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD European Fees
5 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, with a final grade in the top 10% of their graduating class. Most incoming students also hold a Masters degree.
  • International entry requirements: Students should have scored at least 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based) or 100 (Internet-based) on the TOEFL to be considered for the PhD programme. Other recognised English language tests (IELTS, Cambridge) are also accepted.
  • TOEFL score: 100